Consider Conversations

Bring email to life with reactions, comments, and presence.

Teams on Consider can bring email to life with reactions, comments, and presence. When email is upgraded for today, we can all use more email, minimize chat interruptions, and get back to focusing on what matters. Created by Consider: email for startups.
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Ben McRedmond
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CEO at Consider
Hey Product Hunt, 🤗 I'm Ben, CEO here at Consider. One of the things that is striking about email - when you get into it - is just how little it has changed. You can go read standards published in the 80s and 90s, and a lot of them are still in use today. The area that has probably seen the least innovation is email conversations themselves. Until today. 😇 Today we're launching Reactions, Comments, and Presence for email. We've been using these features internally for a while now and we've found ourselves using email in a bunch of ways we didn't expect. To give one example: we now run our daily standup through email. Without these features this just would not work. Reactions give life to each standup thread. They give people little bits of feedback on what they're working on. Comments allow people to ask follow ups without derailing the whole thing. And presence makes them just a fun place to be each morning. Let us know what you think! Ben
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Chris Messina
Mentor
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@benmcredmond I don't get it. Consider is a shared inbox, right? So these "Reactions, Comments, and Presence" are just a layer on top of a shared document, which happens to be an email, right? You're not actually sending those annotations back to the email sender, right? Because that would be baller, but totally unsupported by any other email client. I just want to make sure that I don't understand your use of the term "email". 🤔
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Ben McRedmond
Maker
CEO at Consider
@chrismessina Consider is not a shared inbox - we are an email client for teams, each person on your team has their own email address, their own inbox, their own view of the world. These features are enabled between everyone on your team using Consider. So if bob@consider.co sends ben@consider.co (me) an email, I can react, comment, etc. If our team is emailing each other in a Consider group (consider.co/groups), anyone on the team can react, comment, etc.
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@chrismessina @consider @benmcredmond However, Consider does have Groups functionality, which is somewhat a substitute for shared inboxes, right?
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@benmcredmond I wish there was a test account so I could get a feel for Consider before inviting a team aboard.
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Ben McRedmond
Maker
CEO at Consider
@stowe_boyd Hey Stowe, Groups is a mailing list / google groups replacement, not a shared inbox. When you're a member of a group, emails to that group get delivered to your inbox. And groups won't accept mail from outside your domain. You can sign up yourself and try it out without inviting a team. You can test some of these features by emailing yourself.
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This looks like a fun and easy way for teams to connect over email!
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Ben McRedmond
Maker
CEO at Consider
@pochi Thank you Placida!
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Rob Moore@floom.app | @wavve.co | @ox.ac.uk
Looks great! Is there any integration for non-Consider users?
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Ben McRedmond
Maker
CEO at Consider
@robmoore all these features are for people on the same team right now. If you're emailing with a non-Consider user on your team (by domain): Comments will send as emails. Reactions and Presence have no integration right now - but something we'd like to do.
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Matt Hodges
Marketing at @loom
Congrats on what looks like a really impressive release and much needed set of capabilities for conversations happening in email. Can't want to try it out. 🙌🏻
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Ben McRedmond
Maker
CEO at Consider
@mattnhodges Thanks Matt!
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surgieboi
on vacation
Love this product!
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Ben McRedmond
Maker
CEO at Consider
@sergio_villasenor Thanks SErgio!
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Eoghan McCabe
CEO at Intercom
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So if i understand it correctly you are basically combining E-mails and social media where the E-Mail is the first posting. Why do you say it's for startups? The more people within the company/group the more reactions, comments and eventually actions/results. What i don't understand is why people should use it over substitutes like Slack and i am certain this is your main competitor (with everything that comes attached). The first thing that came to my mind when i read conversations and E-mail was Drift. Maybe that's too big of a shadow and you should create a different category. Don't get me wrong, i think the idea has some potential but it lacks a clear value proposition (what's the value of "bring email to life").
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Muhammad Harfoush ✨Working on Mon — ENFJ-A
I love the idea of it, and Consider as a whole. But what made me really delighted was your website, especially your company page. This may be my second most favorite website after Stripe!
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Artem Galenko
Product Marketing Manager
Looks very nice!
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